Cpl. William G. Benham Co E 8 Regt Conn Vols, Convict in Prison; Buried with Honors, Reduced Rank: Pvt., Need Fold3 help

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William G Benham FAG Link died December 30, 1894 in Wethersfield, Connecticut. See Obituary. He is a Veteran of Company E, 8th Regiment, Conn. Vols. I believe he is a veteran of the Civil War? Needs rank enlistment date and muster out dates 

He needs parental lineage and help with military service sources and updating of his profile. His obituary is very interesting. Any help is appreciated 

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WikiTree profile: William Benham
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Source: Adjutant-General's Office. Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations : (infantry, cavalry, and artillery,) in the service of the United States, 1861-1865, with additional enlistments, casualties, &c., &c., and brief summaries, showing the operations and service of the several regiments and batteries
Ingersoll, Colin M.,  1869 p. 376

Eighth Regiment Infantry  Connecticut Volunteers
: Infantry Company E
: Corporal  William G Benham  Residence Waterbury: Mustered September 25, 1861: Disch, disability May 31, 1863: Hartford, Ct.

Don't know if you can see this, I don't have a subscription to Fold3

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I don’t have subscription at this time but they have free windows around holidays typically Veterans Day, July 4th etc.

I found him here National Park Service

Name: Benjamin, Wm, G.

Battle Unit Name: 8th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry

Side: Union

Company: E

Soldier’s Rank In: Corporal 

Soldier’s Rank Out: Private 

Alternate Name: M535 Roll 2

I believe reduction in rank was for the burglary. Many had this issue. Maybe the era at this time had financial issues?

They Omitted Rank on Gravestone! Should we use Corporal or reduced rank of Private? 

Rank set as Cpl for now

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